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Suzanne Rene "Suzi" Halvorson

Born: Thu., Apr. 28, 1960
Died: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sun., Oct. 20, 2019
Location: Florence-Carlton Community Church

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Stevensville - Suzanne Rene Halvorson of Stevensville, Montana, passed away at home on Monday, October 7, 2019. She was born April 28, 1960, in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Roger and Mary Ann (Easterwood) Umaly as the second of six children. Growing up in a family of six children, Suzi enjoyed as a young girl having her Mom and Dad read to her and as she grew older, she became an avid reader. She also listened to and enjoyed all kinds of music, especially country music. One of her all-time favorite things to do was to go on long walks with her Dad. After High School, Suzi worked in food service and during that time she met Michael Halvorson. After being together for five years they got married on October 8,1988 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In the early years of marriage, Suzi and Mike attended many Rock Concerts and one of her highlights was watching her friend Billy Gibbons, lead singer and guitar player for ZZ Top. While in Missouri, Suzi and Mike owned and ran several restaurants. In 1989 they moved to Missoula, Montana where she was a business owner and operator with Mike in M & M Auto and Trailers in Missoula and Stevensville. Suzi was a very strong and devoted Christian with a deep belief in God… reading her bible, praying and regularly sharing fellowship at the Florence Carlton Community Church. Suzi loved her family more than anything… including her husband Mike, her Mom and Dad, Siblings, nieces and nephews! Suzi loved physical fitness activities including walking, hiking, bicycling and light weight training. One of Suzi’s favorite trips each year was going to the Oregon coast in the fall with Mike for their anniversary. She loved being at the ocean and walking the sandy beaches. Above all Suzi loved all of God’s creation and beauty including animals, flowers, mountains and her ponds. Her home was her sanctuary with the ducks, geese, deer, moose, birds, streams, ponds and of course her two white toy poodles Chela and Billie! She made sure they were all fed and taken care of… including a special goose they named Rita who has been staying in their yard and pond for four years. Suzi was a very caring and giving person… always wanting to help other people and always thinking about others before herself! Suzi is survived by her husband Mike of Stevensville, step-son Jeff Halvorson and his partner Rachel Parkin of Arlee, MT; her mother Mary Ann Umaly of Cheyenne, WY; her sister Tammy Umaly of Littleton, CO; brother John Umaly of Cheyenne; brother Matthew Umaly and wife Renee of Plano, TX; sister Christina Quintana of Arvada, CO; sister Gina Blomquist and husband Rick of Missoula; Brother-in-laws Larry Halvorson of Boise, ID, Pat Halvorson of Paducah, KY, Bruce Halvorson and wife Shell of Paducah, KY; Nephews - Solomon and Josh Umaly, Matt Roggenbuck, Rich, Tom, Steve, Justin, Patrick, Bobby and Joey Halvorson; Nieces - Brittney Caldarone and husband Mark and Monique Umaly, Jenny Johnson and husband Brent, Rosemary Halvorson; Great Nephews – Lorenzo and Luca Caldarone and Brennan Johnson; Great Nieces – Lilly Caldarone, Kali Umaly, Madison and Eva Johnson. She was preceded in death by her father Roger G. Umaly, her father-in-law Lawrence Halvorson and mother-in-law Dorothy Halvorson, and her nephew Jacob Halvorson. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00p.m., Sunday, October 20, 2019, at the Florence Carlton Community Church, 20075 Old US 93, Florence, MT 59833, with a reception to follow… Rev. David Blackwell officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make Memorials to the Animal Shelter of your choice in Suzi’s name.

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Brian Miller
   Posted Sun October 13, 2019
I am sorry to hear about Suzanne's passing. I enjoy working with her at the church and getting to know her. She will be missed.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Brian Miller

Brian Potton
   Posted Mon October 14, 2019
Our condolences to the Halverson family. Suzanne was always a bright ray of sunshine whenever she stopped by my office. She will greatly missed by all that knew her.

Betty V Landwehr
   Posted Mon October 14, 2019
Dear Mike and family,
I am shocked to say the least to hear about Suzi's passing! The times I met her she was so sweet and such a nice person. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God hold you all in his big arms & give you comfort.
Betty Landwehr

Dawn WInn
   Posted Mon October 14, 2019
I will miss Suzi so much. Her smile was infectious. She always made me laugh and made a good day better. I am a better person having had her in my life. I will miss our talks of the Lord. I will sing for you again some day when I see you. And I will see you....love you forever....

Laurie A Welch-Jesness
   Posted Sun October 20, 2019
Mike, and all Suzanne's loved ones, I became good friends with Suzanne many years ago, and for a decade or more we spent a great deal of time together. We ran, hiked, skied, walked the dogs, went to plays, concerts, and just spent quality time together. The years passed and our lives changed, and we spent less time together... but I have never lost the love and the place in my heart that Suzanne holds. It breaks my heart to think that she is no longer with us. I love you Suzi!

Brian Brock
   Posted Mon October 21, 2019
Mike, Gina, Christine, John, Matt, and Mary Ann Umaly, So very sad to hear of Suzi's passing. I was told by my friend Jerry Rivera in Cheyenne that he had heard the bad news. Such a huge loss to everyone. She is the most gentle and loving soul I have ever had the privilege to know. Gina or Christine call me if you read this please! Brian 303.548.1519

Barb Niles
   Posted Tue October 22, 2019
Mike, I am so very sorry for your loss. Suzi was one of the sweetest and most kind people I have ever known! Prayers for you, my friend. She will always be fondly remembered.
With sincerest sympathy, Barb

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